Nahoon Dam

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Nahoon Dam
Official nameNahoon Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationEastern Cape
Coordinates32°54′39″S 27°48′40″E / 32.91083°S 27.81111°E / -32.91083; 27.81111Coordinates: 32°54′39″S 27°48′40″E / 32.91083°S 27.81111°E / -32.91083; 27.81111
PurposeDomestic and industrial use
Opening date1966
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damGravity dam
ImpoundsNahoon River
Height40 metres (130 ft)
Length582 metres (1,909 ft)
CreatesNahoon Dam Reservoir
Total capacity19,934,000 cubic metres (704,000,000 cu ft)
Catchment area473 km2
Surface area237.7 hectares (587 acres)

Nahoon Dam is a gravity type dam located on the Nahoon River, near East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was established in 1966 and serves primarily for domestic supply and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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